Despite being relatively new to the podcasting arena, Spotify, with the influence of around 271 million active users, swiftly rose to second place behind iTunes Podcasts as the most popular place podcasts are consumed. Spotify offers thousands of fantastic podcasts, and lets users listen to them by using two main tiers provided by Spotify for the individual: Free and Premium. While both plans let you access a giant library of streaming music or podcast, there are several major differences between them, among which the biggest one is that Spotify Free users are not allowed to save songs or podcasts to their devices for listening when they're offline. That’s a huge pain for those Free users who don't want to run up their mobile data bill or need to listen to podcast during an air journey to make the travel seem a little shorter.
Besides, the other downsides of streaming without Premium are that you must tolerate the ads in between tracks, rely on a random selection order to play music on Android, and can’t stream music or podcast with extreme audio quality. There is little doubt that upgrading to Premium plan will remove all these limits. But what if you are a casual listener who doesn’t want to spend such an investment? Is it possible to download Spotify podcast without Premium?
The answer is definitely yes, Here we are about to introduce a powerful tool for you to download podcast from Spotify without Premium account: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter.
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As an all-featured exclusive Spotify Music helper, NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter can not only convert all Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format, but also help podcast lovers download their favorite podcast from Spotify with Spotify Free account. With this smart tool, you can easily get offline podcasts on desktop and stream them without connecting to the internet.
NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download Spotify podcast on Mac without Premium. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.
Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter on Mac. Spotify will be open automatically. You will see the intuitive interface of Spotify Music Converter.
You can add Spotify podcast files by clicking "+" button on the top-left corner. Then choose the podcast you would like to convert in Spotify and drag them to the add window.
Click the menu bar "NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter > Preferences" or directly click Setting button on the top-right corner to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps, Audiobook 64kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.
After customization, click "CONVERT" button to start conversion. After conversion, you can find the converted podcast files by clicking history button.
Now all the podcast files have been downloaded to your computer, you can transfer and enjoy them freely.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.
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